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national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am lisa robinson. >> i think we will make it into the upper 80's today. the humidity will go up. it will feel about the same. 67 degrees at the airport. the winds are calm. it should stay at dry this morning. high temperature of 88 degrees. tomorrow, the chance for rain will go up considerably. here is sarah. >> thank you. good morning. looking good on the roads. speeds start to build -- volume builds on the west side from 75
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down towards seven-day. volume is picking up. problem free on southbound 97. so far so good on 295 as you make your way on the b-w parkway southbound. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update at harford road. no problems to report as you travel to the harrisburg expressway. problem free on 83 at padonia road appeared a nice start on the j.f.x. southbound into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> opening statements expected in the trial of jerry sandusky. he's charged with 52 counts of child sex abuse. it is expected to be a difficult case for the jury with his accusers taking the stand.
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>> after months of tawdry charges and accusations against him, jerry sandusky gets to face his accusers in court. first up for the prosection, victim number four, who claims sandusky molested him more than 50 times as a minor and providing cash, gold clubs, and -- golf clubs, and shoes to maintain his silence. >> i think right now he is extremely anxious in the sense that he wants to put this terrible chapter of his life behind him. but emotionally, it's extremely difficult. >> the defense will likely question the credibility of the accusers, painting them as conspirators looking to profit through civil suits against sandusky. >> at least one of the accusers -- that's all the accuser and his family are talking about. what their going to do with all the money they're going to get. >> convincing a jury that all of the accusers are lying will be a tough task. if he is convicted of a few accounts, he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. >> there are strength in numbers. these other eight are going to say the same thing over and over, the same pattern of what
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they say happened to them will tend to corroborate all the others. >> the jury will listen to the evidence in a trial that is expected to last a few weeks. several have ties to penn state. jerry sandusky was joe paterno's right-hand man. the judge has decided not to sequester the jury. he did remind them they hold justice in their hand. >> a laurel home goes up in flames overnight. this was before midnight. the three-car garage was completely engulfed in flames. everybody inside got out safely. >> the search for a new police chief continues after fred
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bealefeld announced he is stepping down. kim dacey is live with the latest. kim? >> commissioner fred bealefeld announced that he would step down on august 1 and spend more time with his family after five years on the job. during his tenure, there's been a decline in city gun violence and an 18% drop in homicides over the past two years. the mayor has assembled a 10- person advisory panel which consists of law enforcement, legal, and executive experts in the search for a new top cop. this panel will be responsible for conducting interviews for both internal and external applicants, and then eventually recommend their finalist to the mayor for consideration. the city also hired an outside firm to field those candidates. city residents have plenty of advice on what the mayor's team needs to look for when finding the city's next top cop. >> i'd probably look outside of the city, somebody that is not from here, somebody who has a different take and experience. >> just make sure he actually knows the areas he's going to be working in.
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>> a spokesperson recently told 11 news that bealefeld himself will participate in the national search for his own replacement. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police continue to search for the person who shot a man in northwest baltimore. the victim walk into sinai hospital telling doctors he had been shot. he is now cooperating with police. an arrest in southwest baltimore gets out of control and winds up with police shooting and killing a family dog. there were taking a drug suspect into custody on sunday when the suspect ran out of the door. an officer shot and killed the animal. no one else was hurt. searching the bushes in
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parkville for a python. somebody said they saw the snake on the road on taylor avenue. when officers arrived, it was gone. it was captured in a nearby bush. nobody was injured. >> a woman is behind bars, accused of kidnapping a 10-year- olmonth-old boy. no word on who might have shot and killed a teenager this weekend. a car pulled up and a gunman jumped out and shot the teenager several times. the victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. anyone with information should
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call police. police have made an arrest in may murder case. police say kyle williams was the triggerman in the shooting of poindexter. >> 6:08. shakespeare asked, "what is in a name?" >> when it comes to social media, how much information is too much. tell us what you think in our water cooler question of the day. >> there seems to be no stopping this raging wildfire in new mexico and colorado. >> we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> this is the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. ♪
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oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you're here that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality. >> welcome back. 76 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. you can notice a haze. we have a cold front off to the
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northeast. this will catch up to us. the best chance for rain will be tomorrow. some big storms approaching chicago. nothing showing up around us. we could see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms develop after 3:00 p.m., up 30% chance. some high, thin clouds to start the day. they will thicken up as we move into the afternoon. the dew points have come up. 66 is the dew point in annapolis. 65 downtown. most people feel uncomfortable when the dew point reached the upper 60's. 67 at the airport. 71 degrees in catonsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. ward, humid, a slight chance
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for a couple of thunderstorms later this afternoon. sun said this evening at 8:33 -- sunset this evening. wave heights around the foot if you take the boat out today. partly cloudy skies tonight. 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. low temperatures drop back into the 60's and 70's. the best chance for rain will be tomorrow, 70%, and some of that rain could be heavy. high temperature of 83. 30% chance for lingering showers wednesday and thursday. high temperature in the low 80's. a good stretch of weather going into the weekend with dry conditions through sunday. 6:12.
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>> so far so good on this monday morning. 56 on the west side outer loop. on the north side, running smoothly, 62 over towards the parkville region. looking at a nice start on the b-w parkway, 63 just past 32. no problems on 95 through howard county. volume is still light on harford road. here's a quick live look at traffic. a nice start from the maryland line all the way to the beltway. a smooth ride on the j.f.x. into town southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a manhunt is underway in alabama for a gunmen in connection with a deadly pool party shooting.
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this happened near the auburn university campus. three people were killed. three others were wounded. john bryson faces felony hit- and-run charges. police say he rented a be worked -- he rear-ended a bui ck. later he had a car in a neighboring town. he was found alone and unconscious behind the wheel of this car. there's no indication that drugs or alcohol was involved. well fires in colorado and new mexico grow. there has been zero containment. at least 18 structures have been
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destroyed. high winds has been fueling the fire. >> banks continue to raise overdraft fees. one bank plans to raise charges as high as $37 from $33. fees have jumped dramatically in recent years. sharing is the point of social network sites like facebook and twitter. sometimes across the line from tmi. nine at of 10 americans believe some people share too much online -- nine out of 10. the best advice is to count to 10 and think about what you
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post. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think people share too much of themselves on facebook and twitter, or is that the point of social media? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. groupon wants to name your newborn baby. a big announcement from united health group. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. whether or not the health care law is overturned, united health group is expected to announce it will continue to offer coverage to young adults. the exception is those with pre- existing conditions. free preventative care without facing lifetime benefit limits. investors looking at the european debt situation.
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spain got a rescue for its banks. u.s. stocks gaining last week. the bloomberg maryland index rising on gains for under armour. samsung says it is interested in acquiring nokia is a groundless. have fallenes this year. groupon wants to name your baby. the cost is $1,000. they say they will relieved parents the burden of naming their baby. one couple has bought the deal. at the new york stock exchange,
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i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> strange. it made carjacking a federal crime. now her husband is speaking to 11 news. >> gorman road, howard county, the scene of a virtual horror show 20 years ago. now a man left behind by it all speaks exclusively to the i- team. for 20 years, steve never spoke publicly about the brutal carjacking of his wife, pam. dragged to her death on gorman road, entangled in the seatbelt of her car, as she was trying to save her toddler daughter who was in the backseat. the little girl was thrown out of the car. pam's mutilated body left on the side of the road. how have you come to terms with the lack of humanity that was exhibited that day? >> yeah. that's really very, very hard. i don't know if i could ever come to terms. >> tonight, in his first
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interview with baltimore media, the widower is talking about the day 20 years ago that changed everything. i never thought you would do an interview. >> neither did i. >> coming up tonight at 11:00, more on this carjacking that defined this crime in maryland and changed laws across the country. and images of sabrina, the little girl left behing on the side of the ride, shared with the i-team. i am at deborah weiner. >> that will be very compelling. 6:19. volume continues to build around the area. >> after innings feels like familiar territory for the orioles. derrick mason is stopping by baltimore later today. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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checking speeds on the j.f.x. southbound into town, 53 down towards falls road. a nice start on 95 through howard county. here's a quick live look at traffic. 29 at 108 in ellicott city, but no delays to report. a smooth ride. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. problem free. doing some repaving approaching northern parkway. all lanes are open and speeds are looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. good morning. if you high, thin clouds. 67 at the airport. a little muggy. the humidity has gone up. a mixture of sun and clouds. dry this morning. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend.
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stay with us. >> good morning. the orioles seemed to rise to the occasion late in games in extra innings. the orioles had won eight straight extra inning games going into yesterday. 132,000-plus watching baseball in baltimore this weekend. 1-0 baltimore. hunter pence, the base hit. 3-1 philadelphia. 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth. steve tolleson, a huge home run. he has two this year.
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bottom of the 10th inning. adam jones to ty wigginton. next up matt wieters. fly ball. hunter pence drifting back. adam jones flying around third base. 5-4 the final. the orioles win in 10. they take the series from philadelphia and dark eight games above -- and are eight games above .500. we go to yankee stadium. sublease series. -- subway series. top of the ninth.
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4-4. this is russell martin. that is a lot off home run -- that is a walk off home run. the yankees win. derrick mason put up the numbers. today he will call it a career as a raven. a press conference scheduled today. my favorite stat -- he played every single game in six years. ed.touchdown score >> he was electrifying to watch. >> he was.
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15 years in the league. >> he will get some pub now. 6:27. playing the political spin game. >> president obama tries to pivot from a political gaffe. details are coming up. >> the search is not for baltimore's next top cop. i have details in a live report. >> going for a swim in the heat. >> we are taking a look at your morning commute. ♪
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am lisa robinson. >> i am at sarah call dwell. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it should be dry this morning. a few scattered thunderstorms could pop up this afternoon. the chance for rain will go up significantly tomorrow. will check the chance for rain coming up in a few minutes.
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>> new ads are heating up the airwaves. president obama said the private sector is doing fine. >> he quickly clarified his comments. hallie jackson has that story. >> each candidate plans to show the other guy is out of touch with the american people. >> the private sector is doing fine. >> that is what the president said on friday. now mitt romney's campaign is putting those words front and center in a new ad. >> we have seen and layoffs, cutbacks. >> it is an extraordinary misunderstanding by a president who is out of touch. >> but that is how some obama supporters are looking to portray romney with this ad launching today. >> i like being able to fire people.
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>> the president said it is clear the economy is not doing fine. he pointed to slower growth in the public sector. a message his campaign manager focused on. >> we have 250,000 teachers in the last couple of years. -- we have lost 250,000 teachers in the last couple of years. every community in the country is feeling it. republicans aren't letting up. the difficulty many are having finding jobs. >> there is little mystery as to who. -- why. the president's policies are standing in the way of a stronger economy. >> mitt romney will be in orlando. the president is going to philadelphia and baltimore. >> the search is on for baltimore's next top cop. the mayor has assembled a team of people charged with finding a suitable replacement. kim dacey joins us live with that story.
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>> this panel has less than two months to find a replacement for commissioner bealefeld. city residents are starting to speak up about what qualities they'd like to see in a police commissioner. baltimore's current top cop fred bealefeld officially steps down august 1 to spend more time with his family after five years on the job. during his tenure, he has presided over tough cases dealing with corruption, scandal, and misconduct in his department. his highlights including the city's decline in gun violence and an 18% drop in homicides over the past two years, the lowest since 1977, according to the mayor's office. >> considering the challenge he faces, i guess he managed it pretty well. >> city residents are chiming in over the search for a new commissioner. the mayor has appointed a 10- person advisory panel which consists of law enforcement, legal, and executive experts to find a replacement. they'll be responsible for conducting interviews with both internal and external applicants and then eventually
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recommending the finalist to the mayor for consideration. the city also hired an outside firm to field those candidates. >> i'd probably look outside of the city, somebody that is not from here, somebody who has a different take and experience. >> just make sure he actually knows the areas he's going to be working in. >> the mayor has stressed the next police commissioner needs to build on bealefeld's progress. city residents agree. >> whoever comes in, it's going to be a challenge. that's for sure. >> a spokesperson recently told 11 news that the commissioner himself will be helping in selecting his own replacement. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> sunny skies and warm temperatures on sunday were perfect weather for a dip in the chesapeake bay. the swimmer is 4.4 miles and ending at the bay bridge marina, all benefiting the march of
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dimes. the winner said he it was quite a challenge to complete the race. >> i'm happy to complete their race. getting hit with those waves -- it may look calm, but there is a chop, especially with all the boats out there. >> he won the race two years ago also when he was 15 years old. the annual honfest last weekend. this is travel back in time with airspray." "here spr >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> looks like a good turnout at
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honfest. we have one accident in aberdeen at philadelphia boulevard and 132. 38 on the west side, just taurine to see some delays down towards edmondson. -- just starting to see some delays. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on 29 in ellicott city. no delays at this time. heavier in the southbound direction. this is the j.f.x. et ruxton road, not tracking any delays at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. let's see if tony has a good news with the weather. >> we're off to a quiet start. 67 at the airport. humidity has gone up since yesterday appeared 88 today.
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30 is a chance for some thunderstorms this afternoon. the best chance for rain this week will be tomorrow. lingering showers wednesday and thursday. looking pretty good on saturday and sunday. we have some rain, most likely tomorrow. >> 67 degrees on tv hill. police track down this rascal, a motorized wheelchair. the story behind this unusual arrest. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think people share too much of themselves on facebook and twitter, or is that the point of social media? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> it is an annual tradition. we bring you this. locals in a town held a traditional tomato-starring festival. 20,000 people threw ripe tomatoes at each other. this is one of the largest
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tomato-producing talents in the region. -- towns in the region. they probably think the sale of our honfest -- they probably think the same of our honfest. >> this man is from michigan. there was a brief chase when he tried to flee from police in a wheelchair. his.hair isni''t he stole from a man he got into an argument with. ." >> not one of its better moments. >> "let me get away in a
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motorized chair." >> this is the j.f.x. a ruxton road. we're problem free here and the harrisburg expressway. we have one problem in aberdeen. >> we have some rain in the seven-day forecast. a live shot from pimlico. 67 at the airport. 67 at the airport. guys, i'm home!
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>> doing fine -- that is what president obama said about the private sector. mitt romney pounced, calling him out of touch. tracie potts has more. >> president obama focused on teachers and other jobs. it is what he said about the
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private sector that has the campaign on defense this week. >> the private sector is doing fine. >> not fine, said mitt romney. >> the president and his aides tried to clarify. now there is another allegation. >> it is clear this information had to come from the administration. >> up in has to be done about this. >> president obama denied it was done on purpose for political gain. eric holder has appointed some attorneys general to look into this. say eric holder has zero credibility on capitol hill. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> the morning commute is getting busier. philadelphia boulevard at 132, we have an accident. so far so good on the north side. there could be an accident in west friendship. 33 miles per hour approaching liberty. no problems on the j.f.x. or the north side. here's a quick live look at traffic. north and southbound traffic moving very well in ellicott city. problem free at the moment. this is on the new jersey turnpike. this is the new jersey turnpike and we haven't overturned tractor trailer creating a major mess near exit 12.
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take 295 as your alternate in new jersey. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. good morning. things will change over the next 24 hours. we're surrounded by rain at the present time. a big storm down to the south. another one in the midwest. rain showers extending -- pushing into ohio. this is moving to the east. i think will pop a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. we could see a few thunderstorms after 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. right now some high, thin cloud cover. the dew points have gone up
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since yesterday. 66 at the airport. 65 here in baltimore. upper 60's and 70's. 67 degrees in rising sun. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature between 85 and 90. if you take the boat out, watch for a lightning this afternoon. the best chance for rain will be tomorrow, 70% chance. some of that rain could be heavy. high temperatures into the low end of the 80 plus. 's. a nice stretch of weather going into the weekend. >> 18 is in place tasked with
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finding the next police superintendent. kim dacey is live with that story. >> commissioner fred bealefeld announced that he would step down on august 1 and spend more time with his family after five years on the job. during his tenure, there's been a decline in city gun violence and an 18% drop in homicides over the past two years. the mayor has assembled a 10- person advisory panel which consists of law enforcement, legal, and executive experts in the search for a new top cop. this panel will be responsible for conducting interviews for both internal and external applicants, and then eventually recommend their finalist to the mayor for consideration. the city also hired an outside firm to field those candidates. a spokesperson said fred bealefeld will be involved in the nationwide search for his own replacement. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it thank you.
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here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. two dangers disasters. while fires with -- wild fires with zero containment. personal struggles leading up to the suicide last week. the latest on a father arrested for alleged child abuse after allegedly being caught on camera. also, the trauma of one of tv's most beloved shows is back. is back of "dallas:" when we get started on a monday morning. >> that is going to be something.
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it was great the first time. >> we will hear some of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> o
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think people share too much of themselves on facebook and twitter, or is that the point of social media?
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>> interesting. your morning commute is kind of interesting. we have an accident at philadelphia boulevard and route 132. another on eastbound 70 near 32. an accident causing some eastbound delays. here's a quick live look at traffic. we start with 29 at 108 in ellicott city. if you travel towards the new jersey turnpike, there are some closures in effect because of an overturned tractor trailer at exit 12. it is just a mess. and overturned dump truck and a
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major mess at exit 12 on the new jersey turnpike. >> i used to drive up there a lot. >> coming off of the delaware memorial bridge. >> we have a 30% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature of 88. a good chance for rain tomorrow. scattered showers wednesday and thursday. a good stretch going into the weekend. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good day.
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